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2 Serious Trade Suitors Emerge For 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo

Jimmy Garoppolo’s days with the San Francisco 49ers appear to be numbered. Although both sides are saying all the right things at the moment, a trade feels imminent.

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Kyle Shanahan confirms 49ers called Packers about Aaron Rodgers trade

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan acknowledged that his team had reached out to the Packers about a potential trade for Aaron Rodgers.

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Injury report: Elijah Mitchell was out for the second day in a row

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Trey Sermon time?

The 49ers returned to the practice field Thursday but were without a few notable players. Running back, Elijah Mitchell wasn’t on hand during the open portion of practice. Mitchell didn’t practice on Wednesday either. This isn’t the first time, and it won’t be the last time I say this: if players don’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday, they usually don’t dress Sunday.

Arik Armstead sat out with an...

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NN prediction contest Week 3: Jimmy Garoppolo looks to go 5-0 on Sunday night

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Sunday night’s atmosphere should be electric as the 49ers home opener comes against the Green Bay Packers. These are two teams many felt would be in the running to win the NFC. The Packers slipped up Week 1 against the Saints but their offense got back on track Monday night against the Lions.

Jimmy Garoppolo hasn’t lost a game in his career on Sunday night. He’s 4-0.

Please take the time to read the rules and ask any...

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Gold Standard: How the 49ers can boost the ground game this week

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When the 49ers have had success against the Packers, they have moved the ball on the ground. Everyone remembers the NFC Championship game in 2019 when Raheem Mostert demoralized Green Bay to the tune of 220 yards and four touchdowns.

With the running back room depleted going into Sunday night’s game, Levin Black had an interesting idea to jump-start the offense on today’s Gold Standard Podcast.

“If the run game is struggling again this week, do...

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Kyle Shanahan, Matt LaFleur’s brother had tense exchange about Aaron Rodgers?

There had been rumblings that the 49ers were his top choice when he demanded a trade, so Mike LaFleur (and his brother) may have felt Shanahan and the Niners were toeing the tampering line.

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Hightower: That’s our goal, complementary football, offense, defense, and special teams

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“It’s just good complementary football. And we’ve got to keep doing that if we want to try to string together more wins.”

The 49ers' defense prevented the Eagles from scoring touchdowns in back-to-back possessions in the first quarter. Javon Kinlaw blocking the field goal was a pivotal moment for San Francisco.

Special Teams coach Richard Hightower spoke on the efforts of the blocked FG below.

On that blocked field...

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Kyle Shanahan heaps praise onto Brandon Aiyuk’s work in practice

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While many have noted Brandon Aiyuk’s limited production in the first two games of the season, Kyle Shanahan reiterated why fans shouldn’t be worried.

49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk has had an underwhelming start to the season. After an excellent rookie year, Aiyuk came into 2021 with high expectations. The start to his sophomore campaign, though, has gotten off to a slow start. Through two games, he’s hauled in just one reception for six yards....

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Report: Aaron Rodgers Trade Rumors Caused Tension Between Matt LaFleur, Kyle Shanahan

The San Francisco 49ers' offseason pursuit of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers reportedly caused tension in the relationship between Packers head...

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49ers Legend Joe Montana Talks Jimmy Garoppolo, Trey Lance, Taunting, More in B/R AMA

Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana sat down with Bleacher Report for an AMA to discuss his new campaign with Guinness, the Jimmy Garoppolo-Trey...

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49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo: It's 'Just a Matter of Time' Until Brandon Aiyuk Produces

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk made a big splash as a rookie in 2020 with 60 receptions and five touchdowns. But the receiver has been...

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49ers vs. Packers preview: The Niners are three-point favorites in their home opener

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Let’s go over a statistical breakdown between Green Bay and San Francisco

The San Francisco 49ers have their home opener Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers, where they'll wear the famous '94 red throwbacks.

Jimmy Garoppolo was asked if he and his teammates were excited:

“Hell yeah. Yeah, it’s been awhile. The Packers were the last team actually with a crowd here. So, it’s a kind of coming full circle now, but it...

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Know the Foe: Packers @ San Francisco 49ers

Know the Foe: Packers @ San Francisco 49ers Week 2 is in the books. The Green Bay Packers showed life as they get their first victory of the season. After a slow start against the Detroit Lions, the Packers dominated the second half to get a decisive 35-17 win.

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49ers rookie Trey Sermon preparing for more work on special teams

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49ers running back Trey Sermon received his first regular-season carry in Sunday’s 17-11 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. While the former third-round pick earned a first down on an eight-yard carry, he was immediately forced out of the game after an illegal hit put him in the league’s concussion protocol.

Sermon has progressed well this week and has a chance to return to the field on Sunday. A healthy inactive...

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The extra advantage the 49ers will have against the Packers on Sunday Night Football

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Since Levi’s Stadium opened in 2014, the 49ers haven’t exactly been a juggernaut at home. In the seven seasons played there, San Francisco is 23-20 in the regular season. In the playoffs, however, the fans definitely made their presence felt. It was clear from their comments yesterday; the 49ers expect more of the same this week.

Kyle Shanahan called the electricity in the stadium for the 2019 NFC title game one of his favorite...

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Golden Nuggets: Shanahan “would never fully rule out” the 49ers signing Franke Gore

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Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Thursday, September 23, 2021

The 49ers had 12 former players nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Patrick Willis will be a snub each year he doesn’t make it.

Also, congrats to Mitch Wishnowsky on winning Special Teams Player of the Week. He pinned the Eagles inside of their 10-yard line twice.

RSP Scouting Report Sample of 49ers’ RB Jacques Patrick

I’m a fan of this big, tough, and versatile team...

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Richard Sherman reunion remains on Seahawks' radar

After several weeks off the grid, Richard Sherman has now been connected to three teams since his July arrest.

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Report: 49ers, Seahawks, Bucs eyeing five-time Pro Bowl CB Richard Sherman

The 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have all inquired to some degree about adding Sherman.

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Injury updates: Sermon and Mitchell have a chance to play against the Packers

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Sermon will practice and wear a blue non-contact jersey, while Mitchell won’t practice Wednesday

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke to the media ahead of Wednesday’s practice to provide injury updates. Here’s a look at the practice report for today:

OUT

Kevin Givens (ankle)

JaMycal Hasty (ankle)

Elijah Mitchell (shoulder)

Arik Armstead (abductor)

LIMITED

Emmanuel Moseley (knee)

Trey Sermon (concussion)

Javon Kinlaw...

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